Custom pois (Garmin needs a POI site)

 

With all the custom pois on this site wouldn't it be nice if they were all included in the new Garmin release in April.I know it would not be practical since all of the coordinates could not be vertified but just thinking out loud.Maybe Garmin needs a poi site we could upload to.

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preloaded POI

charlesd45 wrote:

With all the custom pois on this site wouldn't it be nice if they were all included in the new Garmin release in April.I know it would not be practical since all of the coordinates could not be vertified but just thinking out loud.Maybe Garmin needs a poi site we could upload to.

Mayority of all custom POIs in this site are already loaded in the Nuvi, it just make it easy to find when they are all lumped in a custom POI

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There also is a lot of them

There also is a lot of them missing or that have moved.It just seems with all this data out there that is kept updated by a lot of people could be put to other uses.You are right about them being in one poi file being easy to find.I was just speaking of each individual poi.They most likely have the resources to screen what they already have against other files they could compare to.

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I'd like to see businesses

I'd like to see businesses start offering POI files of their corporations in different formats for customers to download on their websites. Just think of how much more business and sales would increase if you have a device like a GPS unit driving people to your doors.

I for one have found places I would NEVER have visited were it not for my GPS unit and some of the POI files hosted here. What we need to do as consumers is contact some of the places we would like POI files for and ASK them to consider it. Sooner or later businesses will listen and star offering them for download.

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Even though

if they are included in the new release, I would still make my own POI files to be able to add alerts to them. To me, POIs without alerts is like a book I didn't read.

charlesd45 wrote:

With all the custom pois on this site wouldn't it be nice if they were all included in the new Garmin release in April.

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Qeno wrote:

To me, POIs without alerts is like a book I didn't read.

I agree, can't drive by a McDonald or Dunkin Dounuts without being alerted, can afford to miss one...hehehe

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Homer Says ...

flaco wrote:
Qeno wrote:

To me, POIs without alerts is like a book I didn't read.

I agree, can't drive by a McDonald or Dunkin Dounuts without being alerted, can afford to miss one...hehehe

I love it when I pass a NJ Microbrewery and Homer says, "mmmm ... beer!"

And I say, "good idea!"

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And I feel

...just the opposite. I don't want to be alerted every time I pass a Mickey D's... My nuvi would be donging every 5 minutes here in the city. Same for Subway, Burger King, etc. I only want to know where the nearest one is when I'm actually looking for it, and then I just set it as the destination.

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duh

rapriebe wrote:

...just the opposite. I don't want to be alerted every time I pass a Mickey D's... My nuvi would be donging every 5 minutes here in the city. Same for Subway, Burger King, etc. I only want to know where the nearest one is when I'm actually looking for it, and then I just set it as the destination.

Did you really beleive the bull I was spewing?

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Sorry to jack thread, if I

Sorry to jack thread, if I am. It's my first post, I just got my first GPS ever today (The StreetPilot C330) and I'm VERY new to all this. Have been reading & surfing around this site for an hour or so so I decided to sign up smile.

Anyways, I was just wondering if the custom POIs that we can upload to our GPS are related to the built in POIs that come with the GPS? Let's say, for example, I found a restaurant that I wanted to add as a POI (that wasn't already in the preloaded POI map). I would have to somehow create that gpx or .csv file, then upload it using the POI Loader. Now if I'm driving and I want to look for nearby food places, I would turn on my Navi, hit the "Where To?" button, select "Food", and would my restaurant that I added be in here somewhere?

I'm guessing not, but I just wanted to ask. There's so much cool stuff you can do with these POIs I really want to understand & use them smile. I appreciate any feedback!

Most likely

I would suspect that 75 % of the restaurants and other "locations" would already be in the Built-in POI file on the Garmins - the Custom POIs are usually newer and Proximity Alerts can be made available.

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I Agree

I agree with you on the no alerts, I only want it for redlight cameras and speedtraps. My 10 cents ( have to consider inflation )

Doug

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Hot ticket would be for

Hot ticket would be for businesses to maintian CURRENT POI's for their outlets. After all, they are the ones that know what outlet is new/moved/closed, etc. Could be a darn good marketing tool.

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You are correct

bangmonsta wrote:

Now if I'm driving and I want to look for nearby food places, I would turn on my Navi, hit the "Where To?" button, select "Food", and would my restaurant that I added be in here somewhere?

I'm guessing not, but I just wanted to ask. There's so much cool stuff you can do with these POIs I really want to understand & use them smile. I appreciate any feedback!

You are correct in your guessing. The new restaurant would be either in Custom-POIs (normally under Extras but varies by model), or under Favorites if you created a gpx and copied it (not loading with POI Loader) to the unit or SD card (depending again on model).

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Not directed at you....

flaco wrote:
rapriebe wrote:

...just the opposite. I don't want to be alerted every time I pass a Mickey D's... My nuvi would be donging every 5 minutes here in the city. Same for Subway, Burger King, etc. I only want to know where the nearest one is when I'm actually looking for it, and then I just set it as the destination.

Did you really beleive the bull I was spewing?

Actually my response was aimed at Qeno's comment about a POI being worthless without alerts. grin

I have mine in 2 separate folders on my Nuvi, one just for alert POI's (school zones, rest areas, red lights, etc), the other one for everything else.

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bangmonsta wrote:

Sorry to jack thread, if I am. It's my first post, I just got my first GPS ever today (The StreetPilot C330) and I'm VERY new to all this. Have been reading & surfing around this site for an hour or so so I decided to sign up smile.

Anyways, I was just wondering if the custom POIs that we can upload to our GPS are related to the built in POIs that come with the GPS? Let's say, for example, I found a restaurant that I wanted to add as a POI (that wasn't already in the preloaded POI map). I would have to somehow create that gpx or .csv file, then upload it using the POI Loader. Now if I'm driving and I want to look for nearby food places, I would turn on my Navi, hit the "Where To?" button, select "Food", and would my restaurant that I added be in here somewhere?

I'm guessing not, but I just wanted to ask. There's so much cool stuff you can do with these POIs I really want to understand & use them smile. I appreciate any feedback!

The internal and Custom POIs are two different sets of info. In other words, your custom POIs aren't going to be intermingled with the internal ones. To get to the internal ones, you have to do what you stated. To get to the custom ones, you have to go through a different menu sequence. Not sure what it is on the c330

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Huh?

charlesd45 wrote:

With all the custom pois on this site wouldn't it be nice if they were all included in the new Garmin release in April.I know it would not be practical since all of the coordinates could not be vertified but just thinking out loud.Maybe Garmin needs a poi site we could upload to.

Yikes!
Would you even be able to see the map?
Whoa over kill.

Garmin needs a POI site?
(thinking out loud bubble) Whats wrong with POI Factory?

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I think it's better the way that it is. Sites like this allow for more flexibility.

Over kill

dog_poop wrote:
charlesd45 wrote:

With all the custom pois on this site wouldn't it be nice if they were all included in the new Garmin release in April.I know it would not be practical since all of the coordinates could not be vertified but just thinking out loud.Maybe Garmin needs a poi site we could upload to.

Yikes!
Would you even be able to see the map?
Whoa over kill.

Garmin needs a POI site?
(thinking out loud bubble) Whats wrong with POI Factory?

I think you are missing my point as stated on the thread above I would think Garmin has the resources to screen what data they have against what would be submitted so they could fill in the blanks.We will alway have custom pois I believe but it would be nice to get some good updates every year and they do a pretty good job at it but with all the data out here by groups it sure could compliment it.

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All the data would have to be verified, and I don't see them putting the resources to do that. Plus Garmin doesn't currently compile the map data which includes the POIs. That is done by Navteq.

Agree

Motorcycle Mama wrote:

I think it's better the way that it is. Sites like this allow for more flexibility.

I agree with MM on this one.

data

Like I said thinking out load.I know they don't do the data I stated they have the resources being they are a big customer for Navteq they could request what they need.Verifing the data would be a big hurdle for anybody.But they state 6 million pois.I guess if they had something like Tom Tom that you could make changes yourself and submit them that would be a big plus.I like Garmin and don't see using anything else .Customer support is the big sale to me.With all the changes coming out a lot to look forward to.

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trigon wrote:
Motorcycle Mama wrote:

I think it's better the way that it is. Sites like this allow for more flexibility.

I agree with MM on this one.

....and the price is right. I'm sure Garmin would charge a pretty penny for that option.

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